Savenac East Cottage provides a well-equipped kitchen and sleeping quarters for a family or small group of four people at the Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in the Lolo National Forest of Montana. The area is filled with history and was once the site of the U.S. Forest Service's largest and most beautiful nursery in the West. The cottage offers somewhat modern facilities, as well as access to a variety of recreational opportunities.
The cottage has two bedrooms, a modern bathroom and kitchen, a dining area, as well as a living room. It has one queen bed with mattress and two twin beds with mattresses that can sleep up to four people. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, a microwave, refrigerator and assorted cooking utensils and dishes for eating.
Guests will need to bring their own bedding, including sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, as well as towels, soap, and other necessities. The cabin will need to be cleaned before leaving and a variety of basic cleaning supplies and equipment are provided. Hosts are onsite to perform a checkout inspection before leaving the facility.
The cottage is available May to October, except when it is reserved for administrative use or maintenance. Guests to the facility are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety.
The cottage is a locked facility. A key code will be sent in the reservation confirmation email. The key code will unlock the lock box located in the entry way of the cottage. The lock box holds the key to the front door. Please return the key to the lock box before leaving the facility.
The Savenac Historic Tree Nursery will be closed from May 20, 2023 - May 26, 2023 for its annual Superior Outdoor School Program. This is the 52nd Outdoor School held at Savenac for all 6th grades in Superior, Montana.
The Savenac Historic Tree Nursery will be closed from July 6, 2023 - July 17, 2023 for its annual Passport In Time project to work on maintaining buildings and the grounds. Please see http://passportintime.com/ for more information on the Passport In Time program.
The Savenac Historic Tree Nursery will be closed for construction from 6/01/2024 through 12/30/2024. The facility will be under major renovation using Great American Outdoor Act funds. The Visitor Center and Self-Guided Tours will be closed during this time.
Facilities will be closed for construction as we replace windows and heating systems. Closures will be lifted when work is completed. Closures will be lifted early if possible.
Visitors should be aware of avalanche danger in the surrounding area.
All garbage, food and personal belongings must be packed out of cottage. Dumpsters available onsite.
Smoking and pets are prohibited inside the cottage.
Before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety.
Learn more about the Lolo National Forest at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lolo
Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
The maximum stay limit is 5 nights per reservation.
The cottage is one of four rental cabins located at the Historic Savenac Nursery. The nursery was founded in 1907 to grow trees for the Forest Service Nursery operations that concluded in 1969. The site is now open to the public for recreation.
The facilities are close to the Idaho border in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana. The Lolo National Forest is home to many species of wildlife, including deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mountain lions, moose and black bears.
Savenac is in Haugan, Montana with easy access to Interstate 90. It is within walking distance of a family restaurant, gas and general store and gift shop. The Savenac Compound also consists of a visitor center that is operated from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
A variety of historic sites and memorials, as well as interpretive trails, are located around the cottage. A self-guided tour of the nursery is available to provide visitors with historical perspective.
The world-class Route of the Hiawatha Trail is located just 14 miles to the west at Taft Exit # 5, offering pristine mountain biking. Numerous mountain streams and the St. Regis River are available for fishing, wading and non-motorized boating within just a few minutes of Savenac. The beautiful Savenac Creek runs through the compound.
In the winter, trails in the area are groomed for snowmobile use and opportunities abound for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Lookout Pass ski hill is located just 16 miles west, on Interstate 90.
Savenac Historic Tree Nursery Haugan MT 59842
PO Box 460 Superior Ranger District Superior MT 59872
For campground inquiries, please call: 406-822-4233
Traveling on Interstate 90 take Exit 16 at Haugan, Montana. At the stop sign head north to the frontage road. At the frontage road turn right and take the first left, crossing the cattle guard. Signs are onsite to follow. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Superior Ranger District.